variants or less commonly chalkone
plural -s
: a yellow crystalline ketone C6H5CHCHCOC6H5 made by the condensation of benzaldehyde and acetophenone
also : any of various derivatives of this compound, several of which are plant pigments related to the flavones

Word History


German chalkon, from chalk- chalc- + -on -one; from its use in producing reddish yellow dyestuffs

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“Chalcone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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